The countrys prestigious National Film Awards were established in 1954. read on for more info about National Award (Silver Lotus Award) for Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation


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Best Environment Preservation Film

The country’s prestigious National Awards were first presented in the year 1954. From 1973 the award ceremonies are administrated by the Indian government’s Directorate of Film Festivals. The awards were introduced by the government to honor and encourage the films that are directed across India and featuring Indian art and culture. A national panel is appointed every year to select the winning entry by the government and the awards are handed out by the President of India to the winners for the year. The ‘Best Film on Environment Conservation’ award is one of the sub-categories of Non-Feature Film Awards which was introduced in 1999. The inaugural award was bagged by Santhosh Sivan for the Tamil film ‘Malli’. The movie was released in 1998. It centers on the story of a poor girl, who helps her family by collecting firewood and plays with her deaf and mute best friend in a nearby forest. The movie got extensive critical acclaim after its release. 

The Winners For Silver Lotus Best Film On Environment Conservation/Preservation Award Are:

Year
Film
Director
Language
2001
Oru Cheru Punchiri
M.T. Vasudevan Nair
Malayalam
2000
Jalamarmaram
T. K. Rajeev Kumar
Malayalam
1999
Malli
Santosh Sivan
Tamil

  
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